This could be a fun thing for the Southern Minnesota corridor. I would love to see this get the go ahead and give a boost to our wonderful part of Minnesota. Here is an excerpt from the latest news -

Zip Rail Public Comment Period Extended to Aug. 22

ST. PAUL, Minn. – In response to public interest, the Minnesota Department of Transportation extended the comment period to Aug. 22 on a plan for passenger rail service between the Twin Cities and Rochester. MnDOT is preparing a Tier I Environmental Impact Statement in cooperation with the Federal Railroad Administration and the Olmsted County Regional Railroad Authority to evaluate passenger rail alternatives for the Rochester-Twin Cities Rail Corridor Investment Plan, also known as the Zip Rail. .  The impact statement is in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.

Lets hope this is a go!

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